December 5th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Art strikes back. Boston fans can head to Art Asylum Boston for an exhibit of Star Wars art. The rest of us will just have to settle for checking out the blog. I’m rather fond of Allison Bamford’s ‘Ewok Sundae’ (right,) ‘Robotsicle’ and ‘Death Star-e-o.’ (via)
Spotlight on the fans. StarWars.com has our first look at Generation Star Wars, the book by LFL’s Bonnie Burton, Mary Franklin and Pete Vilmur that shines the spotlight on the fandom. On that note, Bonnie talks Rebel Legion with Indiana’s Matthew Hofmann.
Crossover fail. There was an awful lot of Wars/Trek confusion in the popular blogosphere this week: Both Cake Wrecks and Failblog discovered some.
The more you know. Thanks to an auto-friending of @clubjade on Twitter, I discovered that LFL can mean Lingerie Football League as well as Lucasfilm. This is a good example of why auto-friending people based on search terms is a bad idea.
Tagged: art · bonnie burton · fan art · generation star wars · mary franklin · pete vilmur
October 30th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
StarWars.com’s Bonnie Burton has a guest-post up over at io9 with a variety of tips and tricks for DIY Star Wars costumes from all around the internet.
I’ve always been fond of the quick and easy Jedi robe. Sure, it won’t get you into the Rebel Legion or anything, but it’s easy and instantly recognizable, and what more does one really need out of a Halloween getup? (And if you pair it with some of those old-school printable masks, like Yoda up there, actually kinda creepy.)
Filed: star wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · costumes · halloween
September 15th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Who dares take the Jabba the Hutt costume out on a test run? Bonnie does. For science! Or something.
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · costumes · jabba · weird merchandise
August 27th, 2009 by Dunc · 12 Comments
NJOE’s Max Jaybo (who, for the record, has been pretty reliable with this sort of thing) has found a listing for a new nonfiction Star Wars book:
Star Wars Generations
A Celebration of Fandom
Written by Bonnie Burton, Mary Franklin and Peter Vilmur
Category: Performing Arts – Film; Fiction – Science Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-345-51162-1 (0-345-51162-X)
And Bonnie confirmed it on Twitter this evening:
@clubjade: I have 3 books coming out and that’s one of them. We haven’t done an official story yet though since we’re still writing it. ;-)
It’s clearly too soon for details or much speculation (not that that ever stopped anyone) but could the trade paperback status imply pictures? Or just something in the vein of Harry: A History? Either way, I’ll tune in.
(And of course it doesn’t hurt that the great Mary Franklin is involved! As long as cake stays out of it, anyway.)
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · mary franklin · nonfiction · pete vilmur
February 12th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
The WonderCon programming is out, and as one might expect from Lucasfilm’s hometown con, there are a number of events from Star Wars and licensees. Check it out beneath the cut. (more…)
Tagged: bonnie burton · dark horse · fan films · katie cook · mary franklin · steve sansweet · wondercon
December 11th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Artist Grant Gould announced on his blog yesterday evening that he’ll be working on Draw The Clone Wars Characters with Lucasfilm’s Bonnie Burton.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · grant gould · nonfiction · reference
October 7th, 2008 by Paula · 2 Comments
Heroes‘ own Peter Petrelli, Milo Ventimiglia, is a big ol’ Star Wars geek!
Bonnie gets the dirt on why he wanted to be Luke in Return of the Jedi (good taste) and how he has started using his ForceFX lightsaber to intimidate everywhere he goes. (Oh, get your minds out of the gutter!)
Bonus: Milo and his friend geeked out by making a video of a lightsaber duel. And he’s calling out Seth Green, next. Woo hoo!
Filed: people · star wars · tv
Tagged: bonnie burton · heroes · interviews
September 19th, 2008 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Well, after starting an avalanche of reveals last week, StarWars.com gives us a lowdown of the new publishing contract (so far.) Some of it we already know: Fate of the Jedi, Blood Oath, The Clone Wars. As for reveals…
- Blood Oath features… Zekk! Still not dead.
- Christie Golden’s Star Wars debut in summer ’09 will be titled Fate of the Jedi: Enigma.
- Karen Traviss’ Imperial Commando series will be in paperback, and the first book is 501st, also due next summer.
- Winter ’09 brings another (horror!?!) standalone from a new author, Joe Schreiber.
- And a guide to Vader published by Becker & Mayer, who handled last year’s Vault.
- Drew Karpyshyn’s third Bane novel (hardcover, natch) will appear in early 2010, as will Kemp’s standalone.
- Fall 2010 bring a Star Wars craft book by Bonnie Burton.
- And another new-to-us author, Alex Irvine, tackles the ancient Jedi.
- For 2011 expect Traviss’ Boba Fett standalone in paperback.
- And another PB from Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: aaron allston · alex irvine · blood oath · bonnie burton · christie golden · crosscurrent · death troopers · del rey · drew karpyshyn · elaine cunningham · fate of the jedi · imperial commando · j w rinzler · joe schreiber · karen traviss · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · paul s kemp · troy denning
July 31st, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Bonnie recaps Celebration Japan with her picks for the most memorable people, costumes, and phenoms.
Filed: conventions · fandom · people · star wars
Tagged: bonnie burton · celebration japan · mark hamill · steve sansweet
May 31st, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Filed: fandom · film · people · space & science · star wars
Tagged: blu-ray · bonnie burton · disney · holiday special · ilm · indiana jones · indy iv · jedi religion · music · star tours · technology